More Cities Repealing Bans Against Sex Offenders in Parks

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Fullerton, Huntington Beach and Yorba Linda this week join the list of Orange County cities pulling back from local bans on sex offenders in parks in the wake of a state Supreme Court ruling that said they didn’t comply with state laws.

In 2011, District Attorney Tony Rackauckas championed tough local laws that barred sex offenders from public parks or beaches unless they had permission from law enforcement. But the state Supreme Court overturned such ordinances in April and now Orange County communities are redoing their laws to bring them into line with existing state rules.

Huntington Beach meets Monday at 6 p.m. Click here to read the agenda.

Fullerton, which was in the forefront of adopting strict laws governing sex offender access to parks, holds its public meeting Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Click here to view the agenda.

The Yorba Linda City Council also meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Click here to read the agenda.

Please contact Tracy Wood directly at twood@voiceofoc.org and follow her on Twitter: twitter.com/tracyVOC.

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